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Mr 2Kay
Birth name Abinye David Jumbo
Born Port HarcourtRivers State Nigeria
Origin Rivers StateNigeria
Genres Afro pop music
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, performer
Years active 2010–present
Labels Grafton Entertainment
Associated acts Prince Hezekiah, Ruggedman, DJ Joenel, Nanas, Double K, Big Mouf, Sweet Gems, Valo, Hansmills, Duncan Mighty, Aby, Spaceman

Abinye David Jumbo better known as Mr 2Kay, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is signed to Grafton Entertainment.[1]


Early life

Mr 2Kay was born in Port Harcourt. After his birth, his family moved to Bonny IslandRivers State where he grew up. 2kay was also a good crafts man as he drew portraits while growing up.[2]

Breakthrough single

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Daily Mirror 4/4 stars[3]
MixMag 10/10 stars[3]

Mr 2Kay started his music career in Port Harcourt and his break out single from Port Harcourt was waterside boy but it didn’t break international on till 2012 when Mr 2Kay released Bubugaga which was his international break out single which was reviewed by the Top British mainstream daily rated it 4 The Daily Mirror and also UK top music magazine MixMag has given it a great review.[4]

Mr 2Kay’s debut single “Bubugaga” was released on October 8, 2012. The music video for “Bubugaga” was shot in LondonUK and directed by Nosa Igbinedion under Grafton Entertainment. Which was his international hit single. Mr 2Kay’s debut single “Waterside Boy” was released on August 21, 2011 under Grafton Entertainment. Which was his Port Harcourt hit single.[5]

Educational background

Bonny National crammer school

Personal life

Robbery Attack

On 25 October 2017, Mr 2Kay was reportedly robbed by four armed men in his hotel room at Eko Hotels and Suites at Victoria Island, Lagos after performing at 2Baba’s Buckwyld and Breathless Concert, which took place at the convention centre of Eko Hotel[6]. 2Kay was left with injuries sustain from the robbery, also totally bound, arms, legs and mouth while the robbers left with his valuables which include, clothes, jewelry, phones, perfumes, and money. 1 week after robbery Mr 2Kay released a new single “Pray for Me” which was scheduled for a late November release alongside with his forthcoming album which is currently on hold due to the incident his label, Grafton Records has to push the album release date[7]. On 7 November 2017, Mr 2kay reportedly filed a 500 millionaire lawsuit against the management of Eko Hotels and Suites where the incident happened in October[8].

Notable performances

He has performed in several popular events and shows since his rise to stardom, performed in events like:

  • Factory78 TV – Mr 2Kay Performs Bubugaga Live / Face-off interview in 2012 [9]
  • Afrobeats London Party at Coronet in 2014.[10][11]
  • Carniriv Closing Ceremony In 2014.[12]
  • Prestigious London Jazz cafe IN 2014.[13]
  • All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) At Industry Nite in 2015.[14]



  • “Run This Town”(2010)
  • “Waterside Boy” (2011)
  • “Bubugaga” (2012)
  • “Beat For My Heart” (2012)
  • “Bubugaga (Remix)” (feat. May7ven & Moelogo) (2013)
  • “Don’t Leave Me” (2013)
  • “Addicted” (2014)
  • “Summer Girl (Samba)” (2014)
  • “Bad Girl Special” (feat. Patoranking) (2014)
  • “Bad Girl Special UK Remix” (feat. Patoranking) (2015)
  • “Bad Girl Special Remix” (feat. Cynthia MorganSeyi Shay) (2015)
  • “Who No Like Better Thing” (feat. The Jonsers) (2015)
  • “Count It All Joy” (2016)[15]
  • “Belema” (2017)
  • “Pray for Me” (2017)

Albums and Ep’s


  • Waterside Boy (2012)


Awards and nominations

Year Awards ceremony Award description(s) Results
2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Diospora Artiste Of The Year Nominated
PNA Youth Award Next Rated Won
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Diaspora Artist of the Year Nominated
2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Collabo of The Year (Bad Girl Special Remix) Won
Niger Delta Advancement Awards [16] Artiste Of The Year Won
Song Of The Year (Bad girl special) Won
Video Of The Year {Bad girl special} Won
The Headies Best Reggae/Dancehall Single (Bad Girl Special (Remix)) Nominated

See also


  1. Jump up^ “New Kid from Grafton Records”Thisday Live. 21 February 2012. Retrieved 12 August2015.
  2. Jump up^ “Mr 2Kay Biography”. Biography Home.
  3. Jump up to:a b “[Review] Bubugaga”. 360nobs. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  4. Jump up^ “The Daily Mirror and also UK top music magazine MixMag has given it a great review”. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  5. Jump up^ “Fighting Their Way to Stardom”AllAfrica. 5 January 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  6. Jump up^ “Singer,.Mr. 2Kay battered, robbed at gunpoint – Vanguard News”Vanguard NewsVanguard. 25 October 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  7. Jump up^ “Mr. 2Kay – Pray For Me [New Music] | BellaNaija”BellaNaija. Retrieved 8 November2017.
  8. Jump up^ “ROBBERY ATTACK: Mr 2Kay slams N500m lawsuit on Eko Hotel”Ripples Nigeria. Ripples Nigeria. 7 November 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  9. Jump up^ “FACTORY78 – Mr 2Kay Performs Bubugaga Live / Face-off interview”. Naija Celebrity.
  10. Jump up^ “Afrobeats London Party at Coronet”. shoobs.
  11. Jump up^ “Afrobeats London Party at Coronet”YouTube (Tonye Ibiama).
  12. Jump up^ “mr 2kay performance at Caniriv 2014 closing ceremony”. Pulse Nigeria.
  13. Jump up^ “Mr 2kay performs at Prestigious London Jazz cafe”. Jaguda.
  14. Jump up^ “Watch Cynthia Morgan, Mr 2kay, Niniola, others perform at AFRIMA Industry Nite”. Pulse Tv.
  15. Jump up^ “New Music Mr 2kay – ‘Count it all joy’ (Snippet)” Joey Akan. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  16. Jump up^

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